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Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research
In Discovering Complexity, William Bechtel and Robert Richardson examine two heuristics that guided the development of mechanistic models in the life sciences: decomposition and localization, and show how different choices result in divergent explanatory models. Expand
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Emergence and Its Place in Nature: A Case Study of Biochemical Networks
We will show that there is a strong form of emergence in cell biology, even though they deploy only mechanistic explanations. Expand
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Control of ionic polymer metal composites
Robotic devices are traditionally actuated by hydraulic systems or electric motors. However, with the desire to make robotic systems more compact and versatile, new actuator technologies areExpand
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Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology (EP) views the human mind as organized into many modules, each underpinned by psychological adaptations designed to solve problems faced by our Pleistocene ancestors. We argueExpand
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Dual robot system for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke: The design process
Abstract Stroke is the most common cause of severe disability in the UK. Arm impairment is common and recovery is partly dependent on the intensity and frequency of rehabilitation intervention.Expand
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Adaptation and Environment. Robert N. Brandon
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Brentano on Intentional Inexistence and the Distinction Between Mental and Physical Phenomena
Though Brentano is perhaps most famous for his claim that "the intentional (or mental) inexistence of an object," (intentionale Inexistenz eines Gegenstandes) is characteristic uniquely of mentalExpand
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Impedance control for a pneumatic robot-based around pole-placement, joint space controllers
Abstract Traditionally the control of pneumatic actuators has been limited to movement between pre-set stops or switches. Modern pneumatic systems exhibit great power to weight ratio, areExpand
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Mechanistic Explanations and Models in Molecular Systems Biology
Mechanistic models in molecular systems biology are generally mathematical models of the action of networks of biochemical reactions, involving metabolism, signal transduction, and/or geneExpand
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